I am Vinnie Vrotny. I am currently the Director of Academic Technology at Quest Academy, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school with a gifted education focus located in Palatine, IL. Prior to that, I was the Director of Academic Technology at the North Shore Country Day School for 19 years.
As a technology leader, I was originally responsible for all aspects of technology (hardware, software, networking, and web development). As technology’s place in education and learning has grown and changed, so has my role. I am focused on implementing a 21st Century, technology enriched learning environment for Quest’s gifted learners. I coach and mentor both faculty and students as they learn how to embed technology in their daily lives. In my life as a teacher, in addition to having taught mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science, my “students” are not only 3 year olds through eighth grade, but include the adult members of the school community as well. I am also leading Quest’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Science) initiatives. My current project include both a 1:1 Chromebook implementation and the creation of an Innovation Lab, a maker space that students and teachers are using to implement Quest’s STEAM new program.
In July 2013, I was named one of the 25 National Association of Independent School’s (NAIS) 2013-14 Teachers of the Future.
I have been recognized as a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Certified Trainer. He has been invited as a spotlight speaker at both regional and national conferences, and he co-hosts a bi-weekly webcast, 21st Century Learning that focuses on the intersection of technology and learning in the 21st Century.
- create the school timetable
- advise our school’s yearbook, the Mirror
- coach our Science Olympiad teams
- an adviser to a group of high school students
- teach one computer science course in our High School
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